Category Archives: service

Rotary Club of Natick Earns District Grant

We Rise by Lifting Others

Clubs are providing outstanding service with District Grants in creative ways.

Approved Grants

The 2017-18 grant cycle is well under way with grants of all types providing service and support to needy causes. Currently grants have an estimated budget of $87,385 with $41,500 in District Designated Funds (DDF). There is still $11,000 available for club sponsored districts grants. Look at what clubs are doing so far to provide service above self.

Six Rotary clubs were right out of the gate including the RC of Natick with a grant to support the Natick Opioid Task Force. Members volunteered at a town wide initiative to raise awareness and education, especially for parents, about opioid abuse. Three populations were impacted by their grant: Adolescents: Education and prevention. Parents: Awareness of what kids are doing. Seniors: Education because their prescriptions can be used by kids. The Natick RC supported the “Hidden in Plain Sight” room that educates adults on how to recognize where drugs may be hidden in a seemingly innocent room

Peter Golden honored at  Open Door

Peter Golden honored at Open Door

Natick Rotary’s own Peter Golden was given a great honor at Open Door on June 22nd when he served his last meal at St. Paul’s Social Hall on East Central Street.  Peter has been in charge of menu planning and execution for the Natick Rotary night every fourth Thursday for over 5 years.  In appreciationContinue Reading

Natick Rotary Turns 90! – Celebrating a Tradition of Service

By Dr. Joseph Keefe: Cal Coolidge, former governor of Massachusetts, was President; Alan Greenspan, Tony Bennett and Marilyn Monroe were born; Route 66 was established (remember” You get your kicks on Route 66;) NBC; radio was founded with WNAC its Boston affiliate; Robert Goddard fired off the first liquid-fueled rocket in the world right hereContinue Reading

Natick Rotary Honored with Premier “Make Your Mark” Award at District 7910 Awards Banquet

Natick Rotary Honored with Premier “Make Your Mark” Award at District 7910 Awards Banquet

The PR Expo & Awards Dinner, held on March 20, 2015, was an evening event focused on Public Relations. At the PR Expo, many clubs and district groups displayed the PR tips and tools they used for promoting their projects and activities and learned about other clubs’ successful PR tools. After dinner, attendees competed in a PR Challenge with the winning tableContinue Reading